Welcome back to Read Not Guess. Today we’re going to work on the “ea” sound like in the words “eat” or “team.”
Both parent and child will need to be able to see the screen.
Let’s get started.
Today’s Letter Sounds
Explain to your child that the "ea” letter combination can make the long “eee” sound. Have them point to the letters as they read the word “eat:”
l ea f
Did they get it right? Make sure they’re reading it as one word (“leaf”) and not adding extra sounds (like “luh-eee-fuh”).
Let’s do some more:
t ea m
b ea ch
wh ea t
ch ea t
f ea r
Let’s finish with a couple harder ones:
st ea l
See if your child can read these:
Do you hear me? Is that clear?
A rich creamy milkshake is the best treat in the world.
Jane moaned. She had eaten too much.
If they read them smoothly, great! If they stumble, have them keep practicing.
That’s it for today. We’ll see you next time.